In June 1941 James Rankin was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for 9 victories. During the fighter sweeps of the summer, his score mounted rapidly. On 14 June he shot down and killed 18-kill ace Obfw Robert Menge of III./ JG 26. In September 1941 he became wing leader at Biggin Hill and received the Distinguished Service Order in October. In August 1943 he commanded No. 15 Fighter Wing, and then No. 125 Wing during the Normandy landings of June 1944. Rankin scored 17 victories against enemy aircraft, as well as five shared kills, three probable and two shared probable kills, 16 damaged and three shared damaged and the destruction of a V-1 flying bomb. Most of his victories were achieved while flying the Spitfire Mark V.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V, RAF, James Rankin
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
RAF No.92 Sqn, James Rankin
Scale 1/48, Length 7.5", Width 9.25"
This model is made of diecast metal and does NOT come with a stand.
Manufacturer: Franklin Mint